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I am now 3 days out of my Gastric Sleeve and feel great -- passing gas is easy, I've had a BM, and I'm drinking 60oz of fluids easily. I am off of pain meds and walking around but it seems too good to be true.

Should I be expecting a dip or a drastic change in feeling good? I don't want to ger overzealous in my walking/water intake. Thanks!

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Well yes and no. Your gut is just waking up, you still have inflammation and swelling from major surgery so expect some minor setbacks along the way. You could be really lucky and breeze through this, good for you. And there can be some real exhaustion because you cannot ingest enough nutrition these first few weeks - you can be doing fine for several hours and then - bam! - you are just done, you have to take a nap. You could also have some adjustments when advancing to each food stage. As far as being active, I didn't have any issue at all in that area - just don't lift anything until cleared for that, bend carefully, guard against bumping or falling - but walk daily.

Welcome to the other side.

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Hi. I had sleeve surgery 12/28/17 and it was smooth sailing until this past Tuesday or Wednesday. That's when I felt a major drop in energy and became beyond exhausted. (I live with chronic pain & fatigue that leaves me exhausted regularly and this was reminiscent of my worst days.) I'm also experiencing daily nausea (had just a few fleeting moments within first 5 days home) and diarrhea.

You may not (I hope not) experience this at all. I was surprised by my own experience so I wanted to answer your post. Wishing you only great days.

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I have felt terrific since hours after my surgery, and honesty haven't hit the wall at all. I think the big keys for me have been eating well, getting sleep, and continuing my walking program daily.

Once I hit three weeks and 1000 calories a day...I felt very much like my old self.

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Thank you for the clarity and honesty ♡ I'm excited and will be on the lookout for those pieces

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